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Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour

From US$85.00
  • Feast on up to eight different types of dumplings, including xiaolongbao
  • Learn how to make Cantonese dim sum dumplings from a professional chef
  • Discover the French Concession on a culinary walking tour
Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
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No trip to China would be complete without feasting on dumplings—but if you don’t speak Chinese, it’s hard to know where to find the best, or even what they’re called. Discover some of China’s favorite dumplings, including Shanghai’s signature xiaolongbao, from your foodie guide—and learn to cook Cantonese shrimp dumplings from a chef. Tour is limited to 10 people for a more intimate feel.

What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group in central Shanghai and stroll the former French Concession, a charming colonial-era area. Taste up a storm as you discover the city’s myriad dumpling styles. Savor up to eight samples, including jiaozi (favored in northern China), hun tun (wontons), guotie (pan-fried dumplings), and, of course, Shanghai’s favorite xiaolongbao (soup-filled dumplings).

After learning about the meaning of food in Shanghai, it’s time for a cooking class. A professional chef will show you how to make har gow, a Cantonese dim sum favorite with delicate wrappers stuffed with juicy shrimp. Then make your own and eat your fill before you say farewell. Your guide can direct you to the subway or help you find a taxi.
Reviews (71)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
One of the best food tours EVER!!!

Kate was a phenomenal guide! I recommend to anyone who takes this tour: DO NOT EAT BREAKFAST! I repeat: DO NOT EAT BREAKFAST! There is sooo much food because the group stops at so many dumpling stalls/restaurants. Everything was well prepared and tasty. I the...More

Thank LNH113
Reviewed 2 days ago
Wonderful tour with so much food to taste

Took the whole family (2 adults and 2 teenage kids) on the dumpling tour with the great end of making your own dumplings. We had a fantastic guide in Rebecca who took us around Shanghai. We tasted so many different dumplings from different parts of...More

Thank travelledswede
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was lead by Rebecca and she was fantastic, she was fun and engaging as well as knowledgeable. We tried around 10 different dumplings and traditional Chinese breakfast snacks over the three hours, before being taught how to make steamed crystal shrimp dumplings, commonly...More

Thank chrisbrown14
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time sharing your experience with us, Chris. Great to hear you had fun and have learned a lot in our Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour with Rebecca. You're totally right - come hungry, there's so much food to try! We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Must do!

Topher was a great guide. This is a great way to get to try a bunch of food. Definitely show up hungry and ready to eat!

Thank Kristen S
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Kristen for your review. We're glad to hear you took our advice and came hungry and enjoyed all of the tastings we sample along the tour route. We hope to eat with you again soon!

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Incredibly well-organized and delicious!

I organized a private tour for me and a large group of friends. From the beginning of the booking process, communication was excellent. I got prompt replies and answers to all of my questions and more. Payment was simple and easy. These guys are very...More

Thank Tansy C
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tansy, thanks so much for joining us and taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your recommendation and that our hard work was not gone unnoticed. We're glad you've enjoyed making your own dumplings and hopefully, you'll get to make them once...More

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17 October 2018|
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Response from UnTourFoodTours | Property representative |
Hi GreenGemDani, Thanks for contacting UnTour Food Tours! Our other two tours in Shanghai are pescetarian-friendly, however dumplings in China are predominantly made of pork. We hope you'll eat with us on our Breakfast or... More
4 October 2018|
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Response from UnTourFoodTours | Property representative |
Hi Marie, Thanks for asking about UnTour Food Tours! All of our tours in Shanghai and Beijing are three hours long. Let me know if you have any further questions. Best, The UnTour Food Tours Team
Jennie H
13 August 2018|
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Response from UnTourFoodTours | Property representative |
Hi Jennie - Thanks for contacting UnTour Food Tours. We would love to host you! You can contact us directly or book on our website where you can see our calendar - unfortunately, we cannot share links on this... More